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Our museum collection contains thousands of fascinating and unique objects from artworks to uniforms and photographs to radios.

The main themes are the Belfast Blitz, the Allied presence and the Home front during the Second World War.

We care for, conserve and display these items so that we can continue to tell the story of Northern Ireland during the Second World War.


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Here we will showcase our research amd share what's going on behind the scenes in the museum. We will regularly feature guest authors and experts providing analysis of Northern Ireland during the Second World War including previously unseen or widely unexplored aspects. Find out more


Take a look at our Publications

The Northern Ireland War Memorial publish books about both the First and Second World War.

All of our publications are available to buy

directly from the museum, through Colourpoint,

on Amazon or by mail order by downloading

the publication order form.

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Blitz Victims

In April and May 1941, Belfast was bombed

four times by the Luftwaffe. Derry/Londonderry, Bangor and Newtownards were also bombed.

Find out more about those who lost their lives

as a result of enemy action in April and May 1941.

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Oral History Collection

The museum is actively collecting stories about the Second World War in Northern Ireland.

Over one hundred interviews have been recorded and are freely available to researchers, students and members of the public interested in hearing first-hand accounts of Northern Ireland during the Second World War.

If you, a friend or family member have wartime memories please do get in touch with us, we would love to add your story to our growing collection.

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